Detainee Curtis Davis found dead on Rikers Island; seventh death this year, fourth this month


A detainee was found dead inside of his cell on Rikers Island early Sunday morning, marking the seventh death inside the embattled jail this year — and the fourth this month.

Curtis Davis, 44, was found unresponsive in his cell in the George R Vierno Center within the facility at around 5 a.m. on July 23, Department of Correction sources confirmed to amNewYork Metro. Staff attempted to administer medical care to Davis, but were ultimately unsuccessful and Davis was pronounced dead at approximately 5:37 a.m.